A bucket truck operates at dusk near a power structure

Corcoran-Smyrna Circuit

Michels Pacific Energy, Inc. was contracted for the complete rebuild of a 32-mile section of a 115kV line. The crews replaced 298 foundations and lattice steel poles ranging in height from 90 to 125 feet. After the old towers were replaced, crews switched the aging copper conductors for a new .1113 AAC conductor.

Michels Pacific Energy rebuilt the line effectively to triple the current carrying capacity and improve the reliability of the line that supplies power to thousands of customers, including the agricultural industry of the San Joaquin Valley. In addition, the crews completed this project ahead of schedule and with no injuries or safety incidents.